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1 Kings 15:6-16 (Holman Christian Standard)

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6 There had been war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of Rehoboam's life. 7 The rest of the events of Abijam's [reign], along with all his accomplishments, are written about in the Historical Record of Judah's Kings. There was also war between Abijam and Jeroboam. 8 Abijam rested with his fathers and was buried in the city of David. His son Asa became king in his place.a

Judah's King Asa

9 In the twentieth year of Israel's King Jeroboam, Asa became king of Judah; 10 he reigned 41 years in Jerusalem. His grandmother'sb name was Maacah daughterc of Abishalom.d 11 Asa did what was right in the Lord's eyes, as his ancestor David had done. 12 He banished the male shrine prostitutes from the land and removed all of the idols that his fathers had made.e 13 He also removed his grandmotherf Maacahg from being queen mother because she had made an obscene image of Asherah. Asa chopped down her obscene image and burned it in the Kidron Valley.h 14 The high places were not taken away; but Asa's heart was completely with the Lord his entire life. 15 He brought his father's consecrated gifts and his own consecrated gifts into the Lord's temple: silver, gold, and utensils.i 16 There was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel throughout their reigns.
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